Author Archives: george gaffga

About george gaffga

I am a retired Presbyterian pastor living in Colorado. My wife, Gigi and I are married 46 years. As an ordinary guy my life has been graced by God in many ways. My wife and I have three grown children and five grandchildren. I am trying to live with Christ day to day and though I sometimes fail miserably I am not giving up because God hasn't given up on me. I volunteer in a local library and lead worship at Life Care Center nearby. I play some guitar, write music and have written a couple of devotional books that were best sellers in my local church. So journey with me in these writings and let's see what this life with Jesus is all about. I am working on a new book currently.

WAKE ME WHEN WE GET THERE

Hope, as translated in the Message version of the Bible, is ‘keeping alert to what God will do next’. (Romans 5:5) We know that God is involved in our lives. Jesus was and is God’s loving presence making his home … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

RELIGIONLESS CHRISTIANITY

I have taken up readings by and about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) once again. He was a Lutheran pastor who gave his life in resistance to the Nazi Reich of the 30’s and 40’s. And what he observed in Germany was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MY PRAYER

Lord Jesus I come to you because I need some good serious learning from my God. I am thinking about violence today, Lord. It’s overwhelming. It’s ubiquitous- in families, on the streets, in churches, at concerts and against all kinds … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

SYMPATHIES FOR SUTHERLAND SPRINGS …..AND SECONDLY

First of all. The church massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas has left good folks dead, families and friends in unspeakable grief and a nation once again in mourning. Flags are again at half-staff. Many churches are on lock down and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE?

Forget the tweets and twitters. Never mind the election scandals. And fear not the terror that stalks by day or night. There is only one power and authority that is holding this earth and we its inhabitants together. That power … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ORDINARY PEOPLE , THE NARROW WAY AND GRACE

The MSG version of the Bible says that God has not revealed himself to the sophisticated people but to the little ones, the children, and the ordinary folks. See below in Matthew 11:25-30. 25-26 Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: “Thank you, … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Jesus, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I CHOOSE LOVE-the slippery slope of grace.

Some good folks I know are leaving the more conservative Presbyterian churches for communities more accepting of the LGBT way of life. I get that. People want to be with folks who are more accommodating to their particular understanding of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments